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What day trips can I do from Kololi Beach?

The Gambia is a great destination for those who want to discover wildlife, culture and history. Popular excursions include Roots River Cruise – Sail back in time to the days of the slave trade and walk in the footsteps of the author Alex Haley as he traces his roots. Meet the village chief who is a decedent of Kuntah Kinteh and visit Fort James where the slaves were kept. Gambia is a paradise for birds with over 500 species, a perfect opportunity for birdwatchers and nature-lovers to see these magnificent creatures in their natural environment and – local guides will show you the best spots to view. Other excursions include Jeep Safaris, Gambian Cooking days and fishing trips.

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Does Kololi Beach have a market?

Senegambia craft market was founded in the early 1980s. The items found here are made locally and include wood carvings, bags, wallets, sandals and silver jewellery.

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Is it expensive in Kololi?

The Gambia offers great value for money. On the whole prices of everyday products are much cheaper than the UK and other euro zone destinations. A bottle of Julbrew (the nations favourite beer) is less than £1. A three course meal can start from as little as £5 in a budget priced restaurant, rising to £10+ in mid-range and £15+ in a top-range hotel. A bottle of water will cost approximately £0.40.

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What is the nightlife like in Kololi Beach?

Kololi is the most established resort in The Gambia. ‘The Strip’ as it is known locally offers a variety of restaurants serving all types of cuisine including Lebanese, Indian, European and Gambian. Kololi has a number of bars and a couple of nightclubs which are popular with both tourists and locals.

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What is the beach like in Kololi Beach?

The Gambia suffers from sand erosion on its beaches but are excellent for sunbathing and Kololi beach is no exception. Two large hotels are located here and it can get quite busy. There is a very laid back atmosphere and you’ll find locals selling fresh juice and fruits.